Because there are no community colleges north of Interstate 80 in
Pennsylvania,these populace of these predominately rural areas lack the
advantages that a metropolitan community college offers.
To assist in meeting the demand of a community college option, the Education
Consortium of the Upper Allegheny was formed. The ECUA will become a central
resource allowing people the access, affordability and articulation that a
community college can offer.
• Work with existing educational institutions and organizations to develop a
system leading to greater accessibility for our students at affordable rates.
• Develop a reliable single source of information on regional educational and
• Provide the leadership to assist students into and advancing through the
various offerings that will be made available.
• Utilize the distance education infrastructure in the region to its fullest